Poly 800, to mod or not to mod?

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Poly 800, to mod or not to mod?

Post by 71Smallbox » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:01 am

I have a reverse key Poly 800 that I have been considering giving the resonance and filter mod. What are the cons to this mod besides resale value? I hear everyone touting its awesomeness, yet I don't seem to find much dissent.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:21 am

I don't think you can actually make the resale value of a Poly 800 go down. :)

They're worth next to nothing anyway, I say mod to your heart's content and don't stress about it. The resale value only becomes an issue when you sell it, if you bought it to play with rather than to sell on then you shouldn't worry about it. :thumbleft:

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:03 am

I was not a huge fan of the Poly-800 when I had one, and I imagine any mod that can give you real-time control, like the Moog Slayer, can only improve the board.

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Post by supermel74 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:17 am

Personally, I would pay more for a Poly 800 that already had the mod providing it was done properly.

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Post by metrosonus » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:44 pm

it wont do much, but being a reverse keys, i dont know what that will do to the value.

the prices on poly 800s are fickle at best. modded or unmodded, i've found doesn't make a bit of difference. which is why I quit trying to restore, mod them and then sell them.

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Post by Black Tomorrow » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:42 am

I'd say do it. The sonic possibilities are greatly enhanced, which I personally would pay more for. I got my poly-800 free, so I didn't think much of it. But then I had it modded, and I'm so glad I didn't get rid of it now.

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